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Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

This Asian-style chicken salad, made with a delicious peanutty vinaigrette, is provided by In the Night Kitchen of San Francisco and is popular with adults and kids alike.

What you'll need


  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons crushed fresh ginger
  • 2 whole boneless chicken breasts


  • 1/2 head napa cabbage, julienned (about 4 cups)
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, julienned (about 4 cups)

How to make it

  1. Combine all the vinaigrette ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk well, making sure that the peanut butter has dissolved and blended with the other ingredients.
  2. Mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, and ginger and pour over the chicken in a ziplock bag. Marinate for about one hour, then grill the chicken until cooked through. Cool, then julienne the meat.
  3. Combine the vegetables and nuts, add the Asian Vinaigrette, and top with the grilled chicken. Garnish with fried rice noodles and bean sprouts. Serves 4 to 6.